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UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018

Rare December tornadoes reported in central U.S., killing 1

Residents in central Illinois on Sunday assessed damage after rare December tornadoes that ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people the day before.

Decision on U.S.-Korea joint exercises coming by December

The U.S. and South Korea are reviewing whether they will conduct large-scale military exercises next year and will decide before December.

U.S. consumer spending up in December, while saving rate fell

Americans increased their spending 0.4 percent in December, a solid pace but slower than the big spending burst seen in November, while their saving rate fell to a more-than-decade low.

U.S. home sales tumbled 3.6 percent in December

U.S. home sales slid 3.6 percent in December, as rising prices and a declining number of available properties stifled purchases.

December U.S. budget deficit shrinks to $23.2 billion

The federal government recorded a budget deficit of $23.2 billion in December, smaller than a year ago. But for the first three months of this budget year, the deficit is …

Survey: U.S. businesses add a strong 250,000 jobs in December

U.S. companies closed out 2017 with strong hiring in December, adding the most jobs in nine months.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018

U.S. factories closed out 2017 with a boom

U.S. manufacturers expanded at a faster pace in December, boosted by a sharp increase in new orders.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

Even with stocks at record highs, experts see ‘Santa’ jump

December on average is the best month for stocks. Investors call the gains a Santa Claus rally: a late-year boost that helps the markets end on a high note. Although …

Five inches of snow expected in Spokane, CdA

A winter storm warning has been posted this afternoon for what’s shaping up to be the biggest snowfall of the season in the Inland Northwest starting this evening and continuing …

Arctic air building in Alaska, heading this way

A deep arctic air mass is forming in Alaska and Canada today, and is forecasted to move southward into the Inland Northwest starting about midday Sunday.

Cold, clear weather continues

Cold, dry air remains entrenched across the Inland Northwest, and forecasters said it’s going to get even colder on Sunday through Tuesday.

Get out the puffy suit: Temperatures to fall

Wintry weather is expected to move into the Inland Northwest this week. “The trend is for much colder temperatures,” said meteorologist John Livingston, of the National Weather Service in Spokane.

Snow sets record, but isn’t done yet

Christmas Eve snowfall carved a place in the weather record books as this month became the snowiest December on record with nearly a week to go. By the end of …

Snowy month close to a record

If you thought you shoveled a lot in December, you’re right. December brought the most days with measured snowfall in a single month since January 1969, the year many old-timers …